Donald Trump and Kim Jong‑un have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats.
The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore's Sentosa island after months of diplomatic twists and turns.
The historic moment US President @realDonaldTrump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meet face to face and shake hands in Singapore. https://t.co/8LivdsxlDS #TrumpKimSummit #7News pic.twitter.com/rKvmK9kc6b— 7 News Cairns (@7NewsCairns) June 12, 2018
They are now set to discuss defusing tensions and nuclear disarmament.
Analysts are split on what it will achieve.
Some see it as propaganda win for Kim, others a path to peace.
The two men walked towards each other and shared a handshake in front of US and North Korean flags.
Trump and Kim will now hold a one‑to‑one meeting, with translators, before a working lunch.
President Trump upon meeting Kim Jong Un: “I feel really great. We are going to have a great discussion, and I think tremendous success. It will be tremendously successful and it's my honor, and we will have a terrific relationship." https://t.co/VsoDHNz9ny pic.twitter.com/0hsPujeH34— CNN International (@cnni) June 12, 2018
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